Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing for providing me with a copy for review.
Christmas carols are an integral part of the Christmas celebration in numerous cultures throughout the world and have been written for hundreds of years. Many of the carols we sing year in and year out are hundreds of years old but remain favourites today. And no matter where carols are from, they almost always focus us on the true reason for the season: Our Saviour, Jesus Christ.An Advent Carols Countdown, Michael D. Young
It's never too early to think about Christmas shopping, and the Christmas traditions your family observes. I am a big fan of advent calendars and I have been fixing up my kids' calendars every November to make sure it's ready by December 1st. An Advent Carols Countdown is another great way to go about advent calendars this holiday season.
This book comes with 24 carols, some you might already be familiar with, each with a QR code and a history of why, and when the carol is written. The QR code links to a video of a performance of the carol it's attached to.
There are 2 ways you can go about reading this book:
- First: Read it as it is. One carol a day with a book mark in place so it's easy to flip to the page you need for that day.
- Second: Set up a TBR pages jar. It's exactly like a TRB jar but instead of books, the sheets will have the page numbers for the carols. Luckily, this book has a A Table of Contents so it's easy to reference the pages when setting up the jar.
I think it was a great idea to have the Christmas carols be the centre of an advent calendar. It's one of the things we fill our homes with during the holidays, and knowing the history behind them makes it all the more special.